Power County July Commission minutes

Published in The Power County Press Aug. 20, 2014.
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to amend the July 14th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:
Power County Building & Grounds – Half Staff Notice
In Honor of Ralph “Moon” Wheeler
Carried.
IDAHO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES – 2015 FEDERAL FUNDING WEBINAR: The Commissioners participated in the 2015 Federal Funding Webinar sponsored by the Idaho Association of Counties.
POWER COUNTY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS – HALF STAFF NOTICE (IN HONOR OF RALPH “MOON” WHEELER): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to order all flags at Power County owned facilities to be flown at half mast from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, July 10th, 2014, in honor of former Power County Commissioner Ralph “Moon” Wheeler. Carried.
Adjourned.
RON FUNK, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 14th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – JAIL (IN-MATE MEDICAL): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the billing from Portneuf Medical Center in the amount of $14,963.46 for emergency medical treatment of an inmate at the Power County Jail. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the payment of $14,963.46 to Portneuf Medical Center for emergency medical services rendered to an inmate at the Power County Jail, to be paid from Power County’s indigent hospital fund (16-00-590-00). Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (KINPORT REPEATER SITE): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to present a copy of the invoice from Clark Wireless in the amount of $2,975 to service and maintain the Kinport Repeater Site. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Sheriff Jeffries agreed to refer this matter to the Power County Communications Advisory Committee.
POWER COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT – VEHICLE PURCHASE: Power County Weed Department Supervisor Curtis Munk appeared before the Commissioners to review the quotes he has solicited to purchase a new spray truck. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to take this matter under advisement until Monday, July 28th, 2014, to investigate other options for trade-in or sell of the current spray truck.
POWER COUNTY ABATEMENT DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Abatement District Board. Carried.
VECTOR DISEASE CONTROL INTERNATIONAL, INC. – MOSQUITO ABATEMENT: Tim Bennett and Justin Huse of Vector Disease Control International, Inc. appeared before the Commissioners to present their Mosquito Surveillance and Control Report for the month of June, 2014.
Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to recess as Power County Abatement District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.
POWER COUNTY CLERK – FISCAL YEAR 2015 BALANCED BUDGET (I.C. #31-1603): Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-1603, to present the Clerk’s balanced budget for fiscal year 2015. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, approve the Clerk’s balanced budget as presented, and to publish Notice of Public Hearing on Power County’s final proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 in the August 13th and 20th, 2014, editions of The Power County Press. Carried. Further consideration of this matter was tabled until the public budget hearing scheduled for August 25th, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
POWER COUNTY COMMISSIONER MINUTES: Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Power County Commissioners Minutes for June 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2014, as presented. Carried.
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE (I.C. #23-903): Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for the consideration of a number of alcohol beverage licenses. There being no public objection, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the following 2014-2015 Alcohol Beverage Licenses:
#1 – Sherrie Garner d/b/a Ken’s Food Market for the sale of bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises and retail wine.
#2 – Dora Machelle Stratton d/b/a 13 Bottles, for the sale of draught and bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and retail wine.
#3 – Marc Richardson – MJR Investments d/b/a Dr. Unks Pour House for the sale of draught and bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and retail liquor.
#4 – El Jaliciense, Inc. d/b/a Tres Hermanos for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises.
#5 – El Jaliciense, Inc. d/b/a L & J Brothers for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises.
#6 – Stanley & Floreen Thyberg d/b/a Idaho Unlimited Gifts & Food Service for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises.
#7 – NPC International d/b/a Pizza Hut #2140, for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises.
#8 – Jackson’s Food Stores, Inc. d/b/a Jackson’s Food #70, for the sale of bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises and retail wine.
#9 – George & Shirley Udy d/b/a Mr. Petrol’s Pantry, for the sale of bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises.
#10 – Freddie Roads d/b/a Freddie’s Roadhouse for the sale of draught and bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and retail liquor.
#11 – Tonna Edmo – AE Sales LLC d/b/a Jet Stop for the sale of bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises.
#12 – CHS, Inc. d/b/a Bingham Coop for the sale of bottled or canned beer not to be consumed on the premises.
#13 – Bill L. Beck d/b/a Bill’s Pro Shop for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and retail wine.
Carried.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – GREAT RIFT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GRANT): Great Rift Business Development Professional Kristen Jensen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Memorandum of Understanding between Power County and Idaho Department of Commerce to provide funding for the purpose of delivering locally based, full service economic development services in Power County for the period July 1st, 2014, through June 30th, 2015, in the amount of $30,000. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the Rural Idaho Economic Development Professional Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – ROOF QUOTES: Power County Transfer Station/Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to present additional quotes to replace the roof at the Power County Transfer Station. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that all quotes should be based upon specific criteria so that the scope of work versus costs is comparable; accordingly, additional quotes will be obtained and further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL CONTRACT (ENVIROUSA, INC.): Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward appeared before the Commissioners to review the Agreement for Disposal of Solid Waste between Power County and EnviroUSA, Inc., which is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed that Mr. Heward and Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen should prepare a “Request for Proposals” for the Commissioners review; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until July 28th, 2014.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 42,174.37
Ambulance District 2,798.15
Abatement District 16,060.00
District Court 5,565.00
Justice Fund 40,521.83
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 300.00
Enhanced 911 Services 20,872.84
Elections 3,143.35
Indigent 6,812.98
Revaluation 542.20
Solid Waste 29,323.75
Weeds 9,457.31
Waterways 1,249.86
PILT 17,647.58
Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the subsequent claims approval report as presented. Carried. Commissioner Anderson abstained.
Justice Fund $ 402.26
HARDSHIP EXEMPTION APPLICATION (I.C. #63-711): Applicant appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to review the Hardship Exemption Application on Power County Parcels #RPD2574-02 and #RPD2570-02. Also present was Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to forgive the 2010 property taxes and late penalty owing on Parcels #RPD2574-02 and #RPD2570-02 in the amount of $822.82. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (I.C. #63-501): The Board of Commissioners then met as the Power County Board of Equalization pursuant to I.C. #63-501. Also present were Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, Chief Deputy Assessor Mary Annen and Power County’s independent contracted appraiser Richard Hartley.
Applicant Susan Call’s Notice of Appeal came on for hearing before the Board of Equalization on Power County Parcel #RPD1467-04. Following a review of the application, testimony and exhibits presented, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to sustain the Power County Assessor’s 2013 value on Parcel #RPD1467-04 at $175,000 ($3,125 for land/$171,875 buildings). Carried.
Applicant Morris Lehman’s Notice of Appeal came on for hearing before the Board of Equalization on Power County Parcels #RPD0355-02, #RPD0369-07 and #RPD0353-01. Following a review of the application, testimony and exhibits presented, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to sustain the Power County Assessor’s value on Parcel #RPD0353-01 ($16,000 land). Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to sustain the Power County Assessor’s value on Parcel #RPD0369-07 ($7,500). Carried. Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to sustain the Power County Assessor’s value on Parcel #RPD0355-02 ($11,400 land/$118,000 buildings). Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Nay
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried.
Applicant Pedro Medel’s, Notice of Appeal came on for hearing before the Board of Equalization on Power County Parcel #MHZ0462-16. Also present was Power County’s Spanish language interpreter Noe Espinoza. Following a review of the application, testimony and exhibits presented, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to sustain the Power County Assessor’s value on Parcel #MHZ0462-16 ($25,740 personal property building). Carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board of Equalization, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn the Power County Board of Equalization and to sustain all remaining market values set by Power County Assessor Douglas Glascock for the 2014 tax year. Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(f): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(f) to communicate with legal counsel for the public agency to discuss the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 3:30 p.m.:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from executive session with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 4:00 p.m.:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried.
FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION – SEWAGE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS (SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen and Special Deputy Prosecutor Douglas J. Balfour appeared before the Commissioners via speaker telephone to discuss subsurface sewage disposal regulations within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to provide the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality with written notice that Power County and/or Southeast Idaho Public Health District are the only entities authorized to permit wells and septic systems on fee land within the common boundaries of Power County and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345)(1)(b): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345(1)(b) to consider the evaluation, dismissal or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee or staff member. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 4:20 p.m.:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried. The Commissioners reconvened at 4:30 p.m., at which time it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to adjourn from executive session with the understanding that no decisions, determinations, actions, votes or final dispositions need be recorded as a result of this executive session. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code, specifically indigent medical applications. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 4:35 p.m.:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session at 4:50 p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2014-084-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to deny indigent medical application #2014-084-I, since the application was processed as incomplete as provided by I.C. #31-3505A(2). Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2014-080-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to hold in suspension the Board’s initial determination to deny indigent medical application #2014-080-I as provided by I.C. #31-3505(C), since the sole basis for denial is that applicant may be eligible for another form of public assistance. Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2014-087-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to take this application under advisement for five (5) days as provided by I.C. #31-3505. Carried. Accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until July 18th, 2014.
JUNIOR COLLEGE – CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCY: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Certificate of Residency submitted by the College of Idaho. Carried.
POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER: Commissioner Funk reported that he and Power County Clerk Chris Steinlicht had recently met with Sixth District Administrative Judge Stephen Dunn to review I.C. #19-860 and 2014 Legislative House Bill 542 regarding public defender services. Following discussion, and with the written approval of Judge Dunn, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, second by Commissioner Wright, to continue the current Agreement for Public Defender Services between Power County and Robert Eldredge for an additional one (1) year period, or until the “State Public Defender Commission” has established the parameters for public defense in the State of Idaho. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – COURTHOUSE STORAGE GARAGE (LIGHTING QUOTES): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the quote submitted by Mountain West Electric, Inc., to replace the three security lights mounted on the exterior of the storage garage adjacent to the Power County Courthouse, in the amount of $1,500.00. Carried.
Adjourned.
RON FUNK, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Monday, July 18th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, and Delane Anderson. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to amend the July 18th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:
Power County Sheriff – Cooperative Law Enforcement Agreement
City of American Falls
Carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code, specifically indigent medical applications. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 9:30 a.m.:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to adjourn from executive session at 9:50 a.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2014-087-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve indigent medical application #2014-087-I. Carried.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COOPERATIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT (CITY OF AMERICAN FALLS): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to review the Cooperative Agreement between Power County and the City of American Falls for certain Law Enforcement Services, and specifically provision #11. Also present was American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia and Chief of Police Brandon Wilkinson. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Mayor Beitia agreed that any computer service and support costs associated with the connectivity project should be shared by the parties equally as provided in provision #11, and that the Cooperative Agreement should be executed by the City of American Falls as presented on June 24th, 2014.
Adjourned.
RON FUNK, Commissioner
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, July 28th, 2014. Present were Commissioner Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to amend the July 28th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following items:
Power County Building & Grounds – Courthouse Remodel
Second Floor Security Area
Power County Sheriff – Bureau of Land Management
Modification of Contract (Patrol Services)
Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – DOCTORS CLINIC REMODEL (SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT): Lee Dille d/b/a Design Place, PLLC, appeared before the Commissioners to present his final architect’s report on the remodel of the Southeastern Idaho Public Health District portion of the Power County Doctors Clinic building.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – COMMUNICATIONS (MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS AGREEMENT – STATE MASTER SITE): Keith Cook and Rick O’Dean of Motorola Solutions appeared before the Commissioners via telephone conference call to discuss the ASTRO 25 System Upgrade and Software Maintenance Agreements for Power County’s use of the master communications site in Meridian, Idaho. Also present was Don Haskin of the Power County Highway District. Following discussion and a brief power point presentation, the Commissioners agreed that the Motorola Agreements and payment schedule should be referred to the Power County Communications Advisory Committee; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – ROCKLAND RURAL FIRE DISTRICT (MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING – FIRE SUPPRESSION): Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries appeared before the Commissioners to discuss the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Power County Sheriff and Rockland Rural Fire District for fire suppression services outside current fire district boundaries. Also present was Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. At the outset, Sheriff Jeffries presented a copy of the memorandum from the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP) regarding the powers and duties of a County Sheriff when dealing with a public nuisance fire. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY SHERIFF – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (PATROL SERVICES AGREEMENT): Following discussion with Power County Sheriff Jim Jeffries, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve and execute the 2014 Contract Modification Agreement between the Bureau of Land Management and the Power County Sheriff for certain patrol services within Power County as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY CLERK – QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT (I.C. #31-1611): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-1611 to present her financial report for the quarter ending June 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Clerk’s Quarterly Financial Report as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY CLERK/TREASURER – JOINT QUARTERLY REPORT (I.C. #31-2306): Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht and Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-2306 to present their joint quarterly report for the period ending June 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the Clerk/Treasurer joint quarterly report as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER – MONTHLY REPORT: Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry appeared before the Commissioners pursuant to I.C. #31-2113 to present her Statement of Treasurer’s Cash for the month ending June 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Carried.
POWER COUNTY TREASURER – ORDER FOR CANCELLATION OF TAXES: Following discussion with Power County Treasurer Deanna Curry, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Orders for Cancellation of Taxes in the amounts of $822.82 and $20.78. Carried.
POWER COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Ambulance District Board. Carried.
ENTRADA, LLC – ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve the Power County Ambulance District’s accounts receivable report for the period ending June 30th, 2014, in the amount of $53,481.71, including any write-off’s and adjustments. Carried.
ENTRADA, LLC – BILLING SERVICES AGREEMENT: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Billing Services Agreement between Entrada, LLC, and Power County, which agreement may be terminated by either party upon ninety (90) days written notice. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until August 11th, 2015. Carried.
Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Ambulance District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.
POWER COUNTY HOSPTIAL DISTRICT – RURAL HEALTH CARE ACCESS PROGRAM GRANT (LETTER OF SUPPORT): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to issue a letter supporting the Power County Hospital District’s Rural Health Care Grant application to ensure that doctors are financially able to make long term commitments to practice medicine in rural communities. Carried.
POWER COUNTY COURTHOUSE SECURITY – EMPLOYEE CPR CERTIFICATION: Power County Clerk Steinlicht reported that the Power County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled CPR re-certification for Courthouse and Annex employees for August 6th and 7th, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners meeting room at the Power County Courthouse. The Commissioners contacted Power County Emergency Services Director Di Jones by telephone to discuss the costs to purchase additional defibulators. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to authorize Power County employees to update their CPR certificates at County expense, with the understanding that Gerald Fehringer Youth Center staff will be invited to participate in the CPR certification and with the further understanding that the defibulators currently on site at the Power County Courthouse will be relocated to the Courthouse Annex and two (2) new defibulators purchased for the Power County Courthouse. Carried.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – COURTHOUSE REMODEL (SECOND FLOOR SECURITY AREA): Commissioner Anderson reported that he had received several requests that the Power County Commissioners consider renovating the secured area of the Power County Courthouse to enhance security and improve efficiency. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to consult with JHS Architects, Inc., regarding the development of an initial plan and cost estimate to renovate the secured area on the second floor of the Power County Courthouse. Carried.
POWER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER CONTRACT (ADDENDUM): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Agreement for Conflict Public Defender services between Power County and Robert Eldredge, which agreement is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, Prosecutor Petersen agreed to prepare an Agreement Addendum for the Commissioners review; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY TRANSFER STATION & LANDFILL – SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AGREEMENT (ENVIROUSA): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Agreement for Disposal of Solid Waste between Power County and EnviroUSA, which is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. At the outset, Prosecutor Petersen reported that, following consultation with Commissioner Wright and Power County Transfer Station & Landfill Supervisor Craig Heward, he has prepared the appropriate “Request for Proposals” for future solid waste disposal and recycling services. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to publish a “Notice of Call for Sealed Bids” in the August 6th and 13th, 2014, editions of The Power County Press, giving notice that sealed bids will be accepted at the Power County Clerk’s office until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22nd, 2014, and that the date and time scheduled for bid opening is Monday, August 25th, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. Carried.
AMERICAN FALLS YOUTH MINISTRY, INC. D/B/A GERALD FEHRINGER YOUTH CENTER – LEASE AGREEMENT: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Lease Agreement between American Falls Youth Ministry, Inc. d/b/a Gerald Fehringer Youth Center and Power County to lease a portion of the Power County Courthouse Annex to operate a Youth Center, which Lease is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, the Commissioners instructed Prosecuting Attorney Petersen to prepare an Addendum for the Board’s review; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 11th, 2014.
AMERICAN FALLS RURAL FIRE DISTRICT – EXTRICATION AGREEMENT: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Agreement for Extrication Services between Power County and the American Falls Rural Fire District, which is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. Following telephone discussion with American Falls Fire Chief Pete Williams, the Commissioners agreed to table further consideration of this matter until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY DOCTORS CLINIC – VALLEY FOOT & ANKLE (LEASE AGREEMENT): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Lease Agreement between Power County and Valley Foot & Ankle, which agreement will automatically renew for an additional two (2) year period on September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to continue under the current Lease Agreement “as is” for an additional two (2) year period. Carried.
POWER COUNTY DOCTORS CLINIC – DR. DEAN WILLIAMS (LEASE AGREEMENT): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Lease Agreement between Power County and Dr. Dean Williams, which agreement will automatically renew for an additional two (2) year period on September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to continue under the current Lease Agreement “as is” for an additional two (2) year period. Carried.
CRYSTAL SUMMIT RECREATION AREA – U.S. FOREST SERVICE/POCATELLO PATHFINDERS (MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Participating Agreement and Addendum between Power County, U.S. Forest Service and Pocatello Pathfinders Snowmobile Board to maintain and care for the County’s facilities at the Crystal Summit recreation area, which agreements may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to schedule a meeting with the U.S. Forest Service and Pocatello Pathfinders to discuss this matter further; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 25th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY – SPECIAL PROSECUTOR (DOUGLAS J. BALFOUR): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review Power County Resolution #2013-06 dated March 11th, 2013, appointing Douglas J. Balfour as a Special Prosecutor. At the outset, Prosecuting Attorney Petersen reported that he has been in contact with Mr. Balfour, who has agreed to continue as Special Prosecutor during Fiscal 2015 under the same terms and conditions of the Contract for Services between Mr. Balfour and Power County dated October 17th, 2012.
POWER COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING – WILLIAMS PIPELINE (GAS ORDINANCE): Dallas J. Scholes of Williams Pipeline appeared before the Commissioners to review the Power County Planning & Zoning Board’s draft ordinance which would set standards for the development and installation of natural gas and transmission structures and related facilities. Also present was Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Prosecuting Attorney Petersen agreed that Williams Pipeline should address any concerns with the proposed ordinance directly with the Power County Planning & Zoning Board at appropriate times throughout the ordinance process.
POWER COUNTY ABATEMENT DISTRICT: Moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to recess as Power County Board of Commissioners and reconvene as Power County Abatement District Board. Carried.
VECTOR DISEASE CONTROL INTERNATIONAL, LLC – MOSQUITO ABATEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Mosquito Control Professional Services Agreement between Power County and Vector Disease Control International, LLC, which agreement will automatically renew for an additional one (1) year period on December 31st, 2014. Following discussion with Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan S. Petersen, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to continue under the current Service Agreement “as is” for an additional one (1) year period. Carried.
Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to recess as Power County Abatement District Board and reconvene as Power County Board of Commissioners. Carried.
POWER COUNTY MISDEMEANOR PROBATION – DISHION ENTERPRISES (CONTRACT FOR SERVICE): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Contract for Misdemeanor Probation Services between Power County and Dishion Enterprises, Inc., which contract may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice. Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to continue under the current Contract “as is” for an additional one (1) year period beginning October 1st, 2014. Carried.
DAVID ZIMMERMAN – FARM LEASE: Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Farm Lease between Power County and David Zimmerman, which Lease is scheduled to expire on November 1st, 2014. Following discussion, the Commissioners and Prosecuting Attorney Petersen agreed to table further consideration of this matter until August 11th, 2014.
CLAIMS: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve the claims as presented, amended and supplemented. Carried.
Current Expense $ 9,345.80
Ambulance District 2,619.51
District Court 2,366.25
Justice Fund 12,756.99
Misdemeanor Probation/
Drug Court 612.07
Enhanced 911 Services 2,045.86
Indigent 1,798.58
Revaluation 5,810.00
Solid Waste 3,574.33
Weeds 1,791.78
Waterways 980.13
PILT 27,334.96
THREE RIVERS RESOURCE, CONSERAVATION & DEVELOPMENT (RC&D) – COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT: Paula Jones of Three Rivers RC&D appeared before the Commissioners to report that Three Rivers RC&D will close its doors and cease operations effective January 31st, 2015; accordingly, the Cooperative Agreement between Power County and Three Rivers RC&D to provide grant research, grant writing, project planning, project implementation and grant administration services, will not be renewed. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to contact Kathleen Lewis at Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SEICOG) to discuss a transfer of these services from Three Rivers RC&D to SEICOG; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY BUILDING & GROUNDS – PARKING LOT REPAVE (DOCTORS CLINIC): Following discussion, it was moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to approve quote submitted by Eagle Rock Excavation in the amount of $24,998.40 to repave the parking lot at the Power County Doctors Clinic. Carried.
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSES (I.C. #23-903): Commissioner Funk announced that it was the date and time scheduled for the consideration of a number of alcohol beverage licenses as provided by I.C. #23-903. There being no public objection, it was moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to approve the following 2014-2015 Alcohol Beverage Licenses:
#14 – Randy Adams d/b/a Pocatello Trapshooting Club for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises.
#15 – Joann Bailey d/b/a Pocatello Raceway, LLC, for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises.
#16 – Vernessa & Trent Rupe d/b/a Rupe’s Rockland Café for the sale of bottled or canned beer to be consumed on the premises and retail wine.
Carried.
POWER COUNTY AIRPORT – AIRPORT MANAGER (RENTAL AGREEMENT): Power County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Petersen appeared before the Commissioners to review the Rental Agreement between Power County and Stan Bearup for certain Power County Airport Property, which agreement is scheduled to expire on September 30th, 2014. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to review this matter with the Power County Airport Board; accordingly, further consideration of this matter was tabled until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY WEED DEPARTMENT – VEHICLE PURCHASE: Power County Weed Department Supervisor Curtis Munk appeared before the Commissioners to review the additional quotes he solicited to purchase a new spray truck for the Weed Department. Following discussion, the Commissioners agreed to take this matter under advisement until August 11th, 2014.
POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES (TRAINING CONFERENCE): Power County Veteran Service Officer Sheldon Kovarsky appeared before the Commissioners to report that he will be attending the annual Veteran Service Officer training conference in Boise, Idaho, the week of August 25th, 2014. Following discussion, Commissioner Funk suggested that Mr. Kovarsky contact the Board of Commissioners if he becomes unable to attend the conference so that other arrangement can be made for attendance by Power County.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (I.C. #67-2345): Moved by Commissioner Wright, seconded by Commissioner Anderson, to move into executive session pursuant to I.C. #67-2345 to consider records that are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Chapter 3, Title 9, Idaho Code, specifically indigent medical applications. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken at 4:40 p.m.:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried. Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to adjourn from executive session at 4:50 p.m. to take final action and make final decisions. Upon a call for the question, the following roll call vote was taken:
Commissioner Funk – Aye
Commissioner Anderson – Aye
Commissioner Wright – Aye
Carried.
INDIGENT CASE #2014-103-I: Moved by Commissioner Funk, seconded by Commissioner Wright, to approve indigent burial application #2014-103-I. Carried.
FMC CORPORATION – STATUS UPDATE: Barry Crawford, Vice President Operations, and Paul Yochum, Consultant, of FMC Corporation, appeared before the Commissioners to report that remediation of the FMC site will commence in August, 2014. Mr. Crawford further reported that the remediation will fully comply with the plan submitted to and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in June, 2014. Mr. Yochum encouraged the Board of Power County Commissioners to contact him or Mr. Crawford with any questions, comments or concerns that might arise throughout the remediation process.
Adjourned.
RON FUNK, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk
POWER COUNTY
COMMISSIONER MINUTES
The Board of Power County Commissioners met in special session on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. Present were Commissioners Ron Funk, Chairman, Delane Anderson and Norman Wright. Also present was Power County Clerk Christine Steinlicht.
COMMISSIONER AGENDA (I.C. #67-2343): Following a review of I.C. #67-2343, and good cause appearing therefore, it was moved by Commissioner Anderson, seconded by Commissioner Funk, to amend the July 29th, 2014, Commissioner Agenda to include the following item:
Power County Veteran Service Officer – Idaho Department of Veteran Services
Annual Veteran Service Officer Training Conference
Carried.
GREAT RIFT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – MAGNIDA PROJECT: The Board of Power County Commissioners, at the invitation of Great Rift Business Development Professional Kristen Jensen, attended a joint meeting with the American Falls Mayor and City Council at the American Falls City Council Chambers to receive a report from Joe McCarthy of Magnida Nitrogen Idaho on the status of the Magnida fertilizer plant project, which is on track and continues toward conclusion.
POWER COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER – IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICES (SERVICE OFFICER TRAINING CONFERENCE): Power County’s former Veteran Services Officer Jim Halderson appeared before the Commissioners to report that the Idaho Department of Veterans Services has scheduled a Veteran Service Officer Training Conference during the week of August 25th, 2014, in Boise, and expressed his concern that Power County’s veterans may not be adequately served if local support personnel are not up to date on veteran programs, benefits, forms, etc. Commissioner Funk confirmed that Power County’s current Veteran Service Officer Sheldon Kovarsky has registered and plans to attend the training conference. The Commissioners then expressed their appreciation to Mr. Halderson for his many years of outstanding service to the Power County Veteran Services program.
Adjourned.
RON FUNK, Chairman
CHRISTINE STEINLICHT, Clerk

 

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